[Published by Chronicle Kids]
Poor Floppy the rabbit is surplus to requirements. “I can’t have a rabbit as a best friend anymore. I’m not a baby. So I had to let him go.”
Small child and Floppy head off into the woods and the plan is to leave Floppy behind where he will be free to become a wild rabbit. Floppy’s not exactly playing ball (another of his many failings) but eventually he finds himself alone and tied to a tree.
The guilt is too much and small child returns to the tree only to discover Floppy has disappeared! A frantic rabbit-hunt ensues. Luckily there is a lost-animal-rescuer at work, and some lovely new friendships are born.
Visually this picture book is superb. Floppy is the star of the show. Leave him behind? It was never going to happen.
Check out Farewell Floppy at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Farewell Floppy from Fishpond.